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Is margarine really better than butter? | The race

This product has been marketed as a healthier option than butter, but is it true?

If for health reasons you want to give up butter and start eating margarine, which is made from plants, you may want to reconsider this decision.

Margarine is made from vegetable oil and has been advertised as a healthy alternative for the heart compared to butter.

Although it may sound healthier, this is not entirely true, since vegetable oil, which is liquid, has to be chemically modified to have the consistency of butter, according to Babbletop.

This is accomplished through the hydrogenation process, which hardens the liquid until it begins to look like butter.. The problem is that, through this process, many unhealthy trans fats are formed, which are not the best option if you are looking to lose weight.

Although margarine is marketed as a healthy alternative to butter most of the time, all the processing it undergoes makes it less healthy in the long run.

So if you are watching your diet, the recommendation would be to buy organic butter from grass-fed animals, which has high levels of omega-3s, which are actually good for your heart health.

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